Ergon Asphalt and Emulsions Plant
Park Springs Neighborhood Association received a notice of construction of an asphalt plant on property located at 13,800 BLK Old Highway 20 on Oct. 21, 2015. It states that Travis Co and Natural Resources Department was reviewing the application and that it could not regulate land use. This notice was posted on PSNA's web site.
In June 2017, research by a nearby landowner confirms that Ergon Asphalt and Emulsions, Inc. has complied with restrictions and has started operations. Adjacent Ghost Town Amusement Center received notice from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality that Ergon has applied for a wastewater discharge permit to dump water into nearby Wilbarger Creek. Orange arrow points to Ergon plant.
Residents of nearby Bell Farms subdivision have complained about offensive odors, breathing difficulties, and other physical symptoms. Storm water runoff also raises major concerns.
Call Travis County Environmental Hotline at (512) 854-4400 for concerns. To file a complaint with TCEQ go to https://www.tceq.texas.gov/compliance/complaints/
Also see KXAN TV July 18, 2017 investigative report that details problems. It points out that because there is no zoning in Manor, the residents had no prior knowledge of what might be built nearby. Also, the subdivisions of Bell Farms and Carriage Hills were built many years before either the Ergon plant or the Iron Horse plant went in.
A recent 2017 Corpus Christi disaster involving another Ergon facility has been in the news.
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Updated August 4, 2017